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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Professor Leslie Griffin Quoted in National Catholic Reporter

Dr. Leslie C. Griffin is a William S. Boyd Professor of Law at UNLV.

On July 14, she was quoted in the National Catholic Reporter article Hobby Lobby supporters: Case was about owners' individual rights.

"I don't think anyone should forget about the gay rights issues. What about insurance for same-sex partners? The logic of Hobby Lobby says that if you own a restaurant, you can say you don't want my restaurant used for gay marriages. Then why wouldn't you win?" she said in the article. "The argument in the business context has always been that when you decide to become a business, you enter into a different world. The reasons you incorporate in the first place is precisely to get away from your personal identity -- you get certain benefits, but you also lose certain benefits."

Professor Griffin, who teaches constitutional law, is known for her interdisciplinary work in law and religion.